In 2001 we collaborated with a French chef to tune our curing processes to ensure the flavour profile of our Indian vanilla pods met the needs of the most critical of chefs. The flavour of our Indian vanilla is every bit as good if not better than vanilla from Madagascar.
Once we'd achieved the rich well-rounded vanilla flavour we were after, we worked with our team in India to vacuum pack our vanilla. We pioneered the idea of vacuum packing vanilla. Our vacuum packed vanilla pods retain their flavour and freshness for 2 year
Ten years on, the pioneering work of that first vanilla project has led to India becoming a world class vanilla producer .... and we're proud to say our Indian vanilla pods from Gourmet Vanilla are now used in top restaurants throughout the UK and Ireland.